Tag Archives: Madelinetosh Merino DK

Bryter

It’s simple, cozy and soft. What more do you need to be prepared for Fall, right?

Here it is. Bryter. My first “positive-ease” sweater.

I’m so used to snug cardigans that I really had to control myself not to increase fewer stitches in the yoke or at least shape waist. However, I decided to stay strong and just stick to the plan.  I guess it worked out pretty well.

I was also pretty lucky with this dye lot as the skeins were really brown. You can imagine how happy I am seeing that lavender spots are actually almost non-existent.

Now I just need to grade it and CO for something new. Preferably with negative ease :-D

Have a great day!

Justyna

Sailing

I’m so not used to positive ease. Most of my clothes are meant to be worn with zero or little negative ease, most of my sweater designs are similar, but this one is totally different from what I’ve made (or bought) so far. When I was in high school I went through a phase of “big sweaters” (who didn’t?) and this one reminds me those days so much.

It’s so soft and cozy. Every time I try it on I want the summer to be over to be able to wear it all the time.

I made the sleeves first. Since I needed to alternate two strands of yarn in every round I wanted to make sure the color is even all over. I also like making two sleeves at the same time with magic loop technique and that meant having 4 balls attached to my work. It’s troublesome, but I like it that way. It saves me a lot of time and prevents me from getting stalled on a design as I do suffer from a severe “second sleeve syndrome”. So all 4 balls were used and thus I also avoided knots in that part of the garment.

Sleeves are ready and now it’s just plain sailing all the way down to bottom hem so hopefully next time I show the sweater to you, it will be modelled and after blocking.

***

Happy knitting everyone!

Simple Pullover

I think I love what I’m seeing.

Thanks to inspiration from wonderful Ravelers and Pinterest I decided on a very simple pullover. I can’t wait for it to be done, more so I seem to be lacking such a piece in my closet. Yup, this is the first time I’m actually making something that says “intended to be worn with positive ease”. And I just love how this yarn is knitting up. The colors shine wonderfully on the double seed stitch patterning and the lavender hints stopped shouting “Look at us! We’re here!”.

Just perfect! I wouldn’t want to see this yarn wasted. I just can’t find a good name for this pull.